On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

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Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 34th birthday.  Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best.

One of the things that his family ran across while looking for things to include in his memorial service was a poem that he had written in one of his classes about a leaf falling to the ground.  It gave them great comfort, and ever since then whenever Autumn rolls around I like to think that Jonathan is surrounding everyone who knew and loved him with his presence.

Every time I hear this song, I think about Jonathan and his family:


(“Autumn Leaves” sung by Eva Cassidy is available in CD and MP3 formats)
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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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2 Responses to On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

  1. Rebecca Fuller says:

    OH Tess – I try so hard to imagine who Jonathan would be at age 34. He will always remain in my heart and memory as that 18 year old with a quick whit, smile and boundless energy. You touch my heart so deeply each year when you remember this special day – the day of his birth. Thank you my dear friend. I still pray for your quick healing and restored health. I love you dearly forever.

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